As with previous weeks, this last section summarizes the assignments for the week. You will need to read the previous sections for this to make sense.
- Don’t panic! For scientists, putting together talks is usually very time consuming. These assignments aren’t like that. In fact, for this exercise, don’t spend more than one hour putting your talk together.
- Find a class partner. On the Google+ community page for the class, under the Week 4 Instructions category, you’ll see a table where you can find a class partner. Arrange a time to meet with your class partner via Google Hangouts.
- Using the guidance in these instructions, prepare an Ignite talk intended for the audience you selected in Week One. Be sure to focus the talk on the interests and concerns of your audience.
- Meet with your class partner on Google Hangouts. Give your talk to your partner and listen to your partner’s talk. If you are listening to your partner’s talk, imagine yourself as a member of the intended audience. Here are some considerations to think about in your feedback with your partner:
- Does the talk immediately grab your attention? Why or why not?
- Does the talk seem connected to the interests and concerns of the audience?
- Do you notice any jargon or double meaning language?
- Do any parts of the talk seem confusing?
- Let’s chat about your Ignite talk went! Sign up for and attend one of the group Hangouts with a class instructor. You can find the group Hangouts on the Google+ community page for the class.